Original 1982 Rupert, The Daily Express Annual. Rupert and Pong Ping and other adventures of Rupert Bear and his pals.
Illustrated by John Harrold. 1982, original edition. Express Newspapers LTD.
Rupert Bear and his pals are as beloved in England as Charlie Brown and his pals are in the US. Rupert was the creation of English artist Mary Tourtel and first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper in 1920. Tourtel was succeeded by Alfred Bestall in 1935, who for nearly 40 years continued to develop Rupert Bear and many of the characters that inhabit Rupert's world and the village of Nutwood, and send him on great adventures. Bestall was followed by Alex Cubie 1974 - 1977, John Harrold 1978 - 2008, and Stuart Trotter 2008 - present.
The Rupert cartoons are "text comics", where the full text accompanies the illustrations rather than in speech bubbles and other text devices incorporated into the artwork. The Annuals included games, puzzles, and instructions for paperfolds. For many Rupert fans, the beautifully illustrated endpages are a favorite part of the Annuals, depicting flying umbrellas, elves, dragons and other fantastical creatures, faraway lands, and magical places.
CONTENTS FOR THE 1982 ANNUAL
The Gemlin Kingdom - Endpaper
Rupert and Pong Ping
Rupert and the Umbrella Boy
Rupert's Horse Head Paperfold
Rupert and the Gemlins
Rupert and the Snow Puzzle
Ruport and the Red Box
Rupert's Memory Test
The Charmed Bookshop has the following Rupert Bear Daily Express Annuals :
50th Anniversary Daily Express Annual, 1985
Rupert No. 54, 1989
70th Anniversary Daily Express Annual, 1990
Rupert No. 56, 1991
Rupert No. 57, 1992
Rupert No. 58, 1993
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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Cover boards: Slightly bumped on the front, top edge, and at head of the spine. Interior pages: Text block lightly soiled with scattered light orange pinpoint spots; light fingerprint smudges on pages 86 and 92; small closed tear on pg 87; dated gift inscription on printed bookplate on Contents page. Overall, pages are clean, complete, intact, and unclipped.
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